Nov 22, 2012 6:00am EST
that is a good thing. the people in ohio, virginia, florida, nevada -- they took this election enormously seriously, understood the unique role they had to play. voters in battleground states understand they have a unique role a lot of us the citizens united to enjoy because they are not and state that will determine the president. >> the super pac's dynamic this time was obviously new and unprecedented. you had senate candidates -- sherrod brown in ohio had $40 million spent against him by super pac's. we had in the last week of our campaign $100 million spent against the president. that is more than the mccain campaign spent in its entirety. remarkable thing. a lot of senate candidates still one. but in house races it had an impact. barack obama, sherrod brown, governors -- they have definition. the spending is a little less nefarious. it's still tough to deal with, but you are not somebody who is now and then somebody drops $4 million on your head will have an impact. we have never seen spending like this. there is a term in politics called gross rating points, the amount of television
Nov 22, 2012 3:00am PST
take a look at how it's been jerry-rigged, sharron angle in nevada, compromise unfortunately has been such a dirty word right now. if, in fact, you're a moderate republican you're a turncoat or rhino. we have to stop this conversation and say, listen, if you're an arlen specter or rudman or scott brown, you are also welcome into the party. because you may be pro-choice, pro-gay rights, whatever the case may be, you're welcome. to sit here in washington, d.c. around a table and a thing of scotch and determine who the republican nominee is going to be is absolutely ludicrous and ridiculous. we need to go back to the basics of letting the best person win the primary -- >> you two are talking in circles. i'm trying to figure out why the region party tends to have had an unusual load of crazy people latery running to the point where they disturb the image of the party. mourdock hurt romney. let's be honest here. akin hurt romney. what's her name in sharron angle hurt the party and still hurts the party. i think people like michele bachmann still hurt the party. allen west hurts the people.